Wednesday, June 15, 2022

                                            Caiaphas Prophecy


                                 By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

There are three things that atheists, agnostics, and Christ rejectors cannot answer: “Who moved the huge stone from the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth? Where was the body of Jesus?  Why did Saul of Tarsus convert to Christ and lose his life preaching the Gospel?”


“Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, Saying, Sir, we remember that the deceiver said, while He was alive, After three days, I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead; so the last error shall be worse than the first.

“Pilate said unto them, ye have a watch; go your way, make it as sure as you can. So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.” (Matt.27: 62-66)

How much MONEY did the Jewish Sanhedrin pay the soldiers guarding the tomb of Jesus, to lie and say they[MS1] [MS2]  fell asleep while the disciples rolled the stone away and stole the body?  Generally, it all ends with GREED.

How long would it take to break the Roman Seal, roll away the huge stone, leave his clothes in the tomb? Through all that noise and activity, trained Roman soldiers were sound asleep? We know that the Rabbis gave Judas Iscariot thirty pieces of silver to betray Jesus Christ. They gave the guards much money. How much is LARGE money?


Satan, the first liar, deceived Eve into believing that if she and Adam disobeyed the Creator, they would become like gods. The word devil means Liar. Bribery is Sin! The Jewish Sanhedrin promised to bribe the Roman authorities if they learned the true story about them seeing the angels of God and being struck down to the ground by their awesome presence! 

Final question: Why did the Jewish Leaders hate Jesus of Nazareth so much? Was it because He uncovered their hypocrisy, or more? Or, was it because Satan was in control of their thoughts, actions, and deeds?

JESUS called Himself the Son of God. He was born to die as God’s pascal Lamb, to save the world as our Saviour. We know that Satan convinced Jewish authorities to CRUCIFY Jesus. We also know that they crucified Him because of ENVY. Sometimes, however, we give the Devil too much credit! He wasn’t that smart when he tried to overthrow Almighty God in the beginning and was CAST out of Heaven with his rebel angel host!


The High Priest Caiaphas that year, spoke prophetically because he was moved by the Holy Spirit. He said, “Ye know NOTHING at all. Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that ONE MAN should die for the people, and the whole nation perish not.

“And this he spake not by himself; but being High Priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation: but not for that nation only, but that also that He should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put Him to death.” (John 11: 47-53)


He was right! The Jews knew nothing at all when they rejected their Redeemer! The Muslims know nothing at all when they reject Jesus the Messiah. And when they lie about another man being crucified instead of Jesus of Nazareth, in spite of the meticulous recording of Jewish scribes of that historic event and the actual record of the crucifixion by Roman Authorities.

Their religion is built upon blatant falsehood recorded by a man who could not read or write. Mohammed wrote that Miriam (Mary, the mother of Jesus) was the same Miriam who was the sister of Moses!

The Evolutionists, Agnostics and Christ rejectors KNOW NOTHING at all, when they close their eyes and ears to the truth of God’s Word. The politicians who hate the Gospel of Jesus Christ so much that they are willing to change God’s Laws on Marriage, Abortion, and Sexual Perversion to please voters in an election, KNOW NOTHING at all!


Caiaphas the ancient Jewish High Priest was right: They know nothing at all. Liars, thieves, drunkards, and sexual perverts KNOW NOTHING at all. One day when all Christ rejectors stand before Almighty God for Judgment, they will be judged for the greatest SIN of all - REJECTING JESUS CHRIST, who shed His precious and holy BLOOD for us all on a Roman Cross on the hill called Golgotha outside the city wall of Jerusalem[MS3] !


  “The British scientist G. B. Hardy said, “When I looked at religion I said, I have two questions. One, has anybody ever conquered death, and two, if they have, did they make a way for me to conquer death? I checked the tomb of Buddha, and it was occupied, and I checked the tomb of Confucius and it was occupied, and I checked the tomb of Mohammed and it was occupied, and I came to the tomb of Jesus and it was empty. And I said, There is one who conquered death. And I asked the second question, Did He make a way for me to do it? And I opened the Bible and discovered that He said, ‘Because I live ye shall live also.' John MacArthur 

“I have been used for many years to study the histories of other times and to examine and weigh the evidence of those who have written about them, and I know of no one fact in the history of mankind which is proved by better and fuller evidence of every sort, to the understanding of a fair inquirer, than the great sign which God hath given us that Christ died and rose again from the dead.” –Thomas Arnold, historian and Oxford professor

“If all the evidence is weighed carefully and fairly, it is indeed justifiable, according to the canons of historical research, to conclude that the sepulcher of Joseph of Arimathea, in which Jesus was buried, was actually empty on the morning of the first Easter. And no shred of evidence has yet been discovered in literary sources, epigraphy, or archaeology that would disprove this statement.” – Paul Maier

“I claim to be an historian. My approach to Classics is historical. And I tell you that the evidence for the life, the death, and the resurrection of Christ is better authenticated than most of the facts of ancient history…” – E. M. Blaiklock, Professor of Classics at Auckland University

“One of the most amazing facts about the early Christian belief in Jesus’ resurrection was that it originated in the very city where Jesus was crucified. The Christian faith did not come to exist in some distant city, far from eyewitnesses who knew of Jesus’ death and burial. No, it came into being in the very city where Jesus had been publicly crucified, under the very eyes of its enemies.” –William Lane Craig

 “If Jesus remained dead, how can you explain the reality of the Christian church and its phenomenal growth in the first three centuries of the Christian era? Christ’s church covered the Western world by the fourth century. A religious movement built on a lie could not have accomplished that….All the power of Rome and of the religious establishment in Jerusalem was geared to stop the Christian faith. All they had to do was to dig up the grave and to present the corpse. They didn’t.” –Henry Schaefer III 

“In 56 A.D. [the apostle] Paul wrote that over 500 people had seen the risen Jesus and that most of them were still alive (1 Corinthians 15:6ff.). It passes the bounds of credibility that the early Christians could have manufactured such a tale and then preached it among those who might easily have refuted it simply by producing the body of Jesus.” –John Warwick Montgomery

 “Why would the apostles lie?….Liars always lie for selfish reasons. If they lied, what was their motive, what did they get out of it? What they got out of it was misunderstanding, rejection, persecution, torture, and martyrdom. Hardly a list of perks!” –Peter Kreeft, in Geisler & Hoffman, Why I Am a Christian, 2001, p. 232.

“The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single greatest event in the history of the world. It is so foundational to Christianity that no one who denies it can be a true Christian. Without resurrection there is no Christian faith, no salvation, and no hope. A person who believes in a Christ who was not raised believes in a powerless Christ, a dead Christ. If Christ did not rise from the dead, then no redemption was accomplished at the cross and “your faith is worthless,” Paul goes on to say; “you are still in your sins” (v. 17).” –John MacArthur


The Bible states: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the CROSS.

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him and given Him a NAME which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth; that every tongue should CONFESS that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil.2: 5-11).

“Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men to REPENT: Because He hath appointed a DAY in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead.” (Acts 17:29-31)

“…But now once in the end of the world, hath He (Christ) appeared to put away SIN by the sacrifice of Himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the Judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” (Heb. 9:26-28)


“But the end is come of all things are at hand; be ye therefore sober and watch unto prayer. Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity (agape love) shall cover the multitude of sins. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the House of God; and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of God. And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear?

“And when the Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you.   Casting all your cares upon Him for He careth for you.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary, the Devil, as a roaring lion , walketh about, seeking whom he may devour; whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” (1 Peter 4: 7,8; 5:4, 6-9). God bless you, my friend! Amen.